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There is always something happening at SORCO. Here’s some of our latest coverage:
SORCO continues to see raptors getting sick despite ban on rat poison
January 28, 2023
Even with regulatory changes and bans on the sale and use of rat poison officially implemented in British Columbia, the Okanagan's only raptor rehabilitation centre continues to see birds passing away from the effects of secondary poisoning.
'It just has to stop': SORCO happy to see permanent restrictions on rat poison
Oct 28, 2022
Regulatory changes to the sale and use of rodenticides that travel up the food chain and harm wild animals will be permanent in British Columbia — welcome news to rescue organizations that see the ill effects of the poison on an almost daily basis.
2022 Open House cancelled
March 2, 2022
It will be another year before the public gets to come by the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver.
"We had to make a decision and unfortunately, the decision was to cancel it again this year," manager Dale Belvedere shared. "It's very disappointing for all of us."
2021 Annual General Meeting announcement
June 15, 2021
SORCO will be holding its 2021 AGM Sunday, July 18th 2021 from 11am - noon.
Interested members of the public are invited.
Location is onsite at:
8965 Hwy 97, Oliver
Please note: Covid-19 protocols as per current BC Public Health guidelines will be in effect. Masks for all attendees are mandatory.
Cancelled SORCO open house major blow to birds of prey
Mar 19, 2020
Due to Covid-19, the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) has cancelled its popular annual open house, a major event that they usually rely on for a significant amount of their funding.